Total Literacy International and Debate Association (Singapore) will once again be organizing the “I Can Read” Debating Championship. The tournament was launched in 2010 and was a big success.
The championship is a Primary School debate competition which uses the Wits & Words debate format, which is a scaled down version of the format used at the Singapore Secondary School Debating Championships (SSDC).
The purpose of the competition is to give the opportunity and exposure for primary school students, to discover new ways of learning through debate. It will also be a platform for these young learners to acquire critical skills in communication and public speaking. The competition will witness participating teams from the learning centers of Total Literacy International battle their way through till a champion emerges.
The competition schedule is as follows:
28 August: Preliminary Round 1
24 September: Preliminary Round 2
15 October: Preliminary Round 3
29 October: Preliminary Round 4
5 November: Semi-Finals
12 November: Grand Final & 3rd & 4th placing
If you are interested in watching the next generation of Singaporean debaters make their first foray into the dynamic and competitive world of debating, do feel free to swing by! Preliminary Round 1 will be held this Sunday at Bishan Community Club at 7.30pm. The venues, dates and times of the subsequent rounds will be made available on our website once they have been confirmed.